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ERIC Number: ED118558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Cardiac Arrest During Medically-Supervised Exercise Training: A Report of Fifteen Successful Defibrillations.
Pyfer, Howard R.; And Others
The Cardio-Pulmonary Research Institute conducted an exercise program for men with a history of coronary heart disease. Over 7 years, there were 15 cases of cardiac arrest during exercise (one for every 6,000 man-hours of exercise). Trained medical personnel were present in all cases, and all were resuscitated by electrical defibrillation with no permanent damage. Coronary heart disease patients are at risk of cardiac arrest during exercise, and there seems to be no way of predicting by age, type of exercise, or seeming tolerance to exercise whether or not cardiac arrest will occur. Nor are months of regular exercise a safeguard against an attack. However, exercise, even vigorous exercise, is safe if there are medical personnel present, and the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise in the rehabilitation process for coronary heart disease patients are important. (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1975)